Istanbul-based artist Sena Runa first explored the craft of paper quilling three years ago while looking for a hobby to fill her spare time. Runa quickly discovered a talent for color and composition when working with paper and it wasn’t long before she began selling pieces online. Her distinct quilling style developed so rapidly she was soon able to quit her job in HR to pursue the craft as a full-time endeavor earlier this year. You can see more of her work onFacebook. (via My Modern Met, All Things Paper).
Designer Zelf Koelman took the idea of merging time and liquid by creating Ferrolic, a self-contained clock that literally displays time with liquid. It’s almost exactly what would happen if a digital clock and a lava lamp had a baby.
Ferrolic utilizes ferrofluid – a liquid that becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field – to display recognizable shapes in response to magnets embedded inside the clock’s aluminum frame. The moving blobs look almost alive, a fact not lost on Koelman who refers to them as “creatures.”
The National Park Service did the entire nation a huge favor this week,releasing several photos, of the seriously, ridiculously cute mountain lion kittens born recently in California’s Santa Susana Mountains.
Summer signals the arrival of fireflies. And for very short periods – typically May and June, from around 7 to 9pm – these photographers set off to secret locations all around Japan, hoping to capture the magical insects that light up the night.
The Weird Nothingness Across the Street From Famous Monuments.